Grandblue Dreaming Anime Reveals 7 More Cast Members
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The official website for the television anime of Kenji Inoue and Kimitake Yoshioka's Grand Blue Dreaming (Grand Blue) manga revealed seven more cast members and the designs for their respective characters on Sunday:
Takuya Eguchi as Hajime Nojima
Junya Enoki as Shinichirō Yamamoto
Natsuki Hanae as Yū Mitarai
Robert Waterman as Kenta Fujiwara
Shinji Kawada as Toshio Kotegawa
Jun Fukuyama as Captain Kudō
The anime also stars:
Yūma Uchida as Iori Kitahara
Ryohei Kimura as Kohei Imamura
Hiroki Yasumoto as Shinji Tokita
Katsuyuki Konishi as Ryujiro Kotobuki
Chika Anzai as Chisa Kotegawa
Maaya Uchida as Nanaka Kotegawa
Toa Yukinari as Azusa Hamaoka
Kana Asumi as Aina Yoshiwara
Kodansha Comics publishes the manga in English digitally, and it describes the story:
After moving out on his own to a seaside town, Iori Kitahara makes a college debut he never anticipated. A new chapter of his life unfolds, full of diving with beautiful girls and shenanigans with a gaggle of lovable bastards! Idiot-expert Kenji Inoue and au naturel authority Kimitake Yoshioka bring you a glorious college tale filled with booze-fueled antics!
Shinji Takamatsu (Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!, Gintama, Daily Lives of High School Boys) is serving as director, scriptwriter, and sound director at animation studio Zero-G (DIVE!!, Battery the Animation, Tsugumomo). Hideoki Kusama (Battery the Animation) is the character designer.
Shōnan no Kaze performs the show's opening theme song "Grand Blue." The above video previews the song. Voice actors Yūma Uchida, Ryohei Kimura, Hiroki Yasumoto, and Katsuyuki Konishi performs the show's ending theme song "Konpeki no al Fine" under the unit name "Izu no Kaze."
The series will premiere on MBS and TBS on July 13 at 26:25 (effectively July 14 at 2:25 a.m.), before airing later on BS-TBS and AT-X. The series will stream inside and outside of Japan only on Amazon Prime Video.
Inoue and Yoshioka launched the manga in Good! Afternoon in April 2014. Kodansha published the manga's 10th volume on March 7. The manga marks the first time Inoue is authoring an original manga work. The series has more than 2 million copies in print.
The manga was nominated in the Best General Manga category at Kodansha's 41st annual Manga Awards last year.
Crunchyroll is also publishing the manga digitally as new chapters come out in Japan.